UPDATE: Virginia's Blue Ridge is Now Open in Phase Three

Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >


Betsy Ashton

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Betsy Ashton is a semiretired consultant with decades of marketing, public relations, and information technology experience. Born in Washington, DC, raised in Southern California, she finally settled in Virginia. She writes www.madmaxisms.blogspot.com, a blog of miscellaneous musings, and a bimonthly column for a local weekly newspaper. She serves as a volunteer public relations director for two local non-for-profits. She has written several novels and is actively seeking an agent.